National Team

Aoki Named to IPC Ones to Watch List

Mandy Goff on January 5, 2016

With only 246 days until the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has released the Ones to Watch list for Wheelchair Rugby.  We are very proud to see Chuck Aoki at the top and know that the hype and media surrounding these Games will continue to grow in the coming months.  The focus for now is the 2016 Rio Qualification Tournament, awarded to Paris, France right before Christmas.  Six teams will travel to Paris and compete April 16-22, 2016 for the final two spots at the Rio Paralympic Games.  Number two ranked USA has sights set on finishing at the top, but cannot look past any team to get there.  The twelve athletes helping USA fight for a spot will be named later this month, stay tuned to the website and social media to find out.

http://www.paralympic.org/news/ones-watch-cycling-and-wheelchair-rugby-named